The relationship between art and fashion Made in Italy continues at the Municipal Museum of Cabras in Sardinia, permanent home of the sculptural heritage Mont’e Prama with the involvement of the Sardinian designer Antonio Marras who, in the next few months, will manage the realization of the external facades. The project is based on the relationship between Dark and Light at the basis of a new museum system called Between Silence and Light (Tra il Silenzio e la Luce).
The facades of the new exhibition hall will be realized by reinterpreting the work of the sculptural technique of Sand-Casting. The structure is made of 176 panels, each different from the other, for a total area of 700 square meters, and is designed as a large bas-relief with etched shapes, details and textures that will make the facade of the museum a tremendous masterpiece. The structure design is by architects Renata Flame and Walter Dejana, and emphasizes the combination of dark-light as a metaphor for life.
The facade will be an enormous canvas of strong expressiveness, while inside the statues will be placed in a completely dark room of great evocative sense — the natural light can enter only through a cut along the perimeter of the walls between the volume and the base. The statues will emerge from the darkness, representing the unknown, to be seen in the light, the conscience.
The new pavilion is part of a much broader project involving the rethinking of the entire museum and its relations with the surrounding environment. The aim is to create a place where archeology, landscape, architecture and art meet and unite together.